Use this box to recycle any item, clothing, or equipment used in a sport.
Colour printed shipping box
Pre-paid UPS return shipping label
Processing and Recycling of waste
Please send us your bats, sticks, rackets (included broken parts such as strings, bumpers, and grippers), discarded biking and skateboarding equipment such as skateboards, bicycles, wheels, brakes, protective seats, bells, baskets, accessories, rims, reflectors, and handle bar cushions and grips. You may also send fishing rods, nets, hooks, weights, scales, popped and ripped frisbees, pucks, any type of ball (basketballs, water-sport, softballs, baseballs, footballs, tennis balls, soccer balls, volleyballs, golf balls, etc.), yoga mats, blocks, bags, Velcro straps and eye-cushions. Please also include any sports accessories and safety equipment such as helmets, protective pads, resistance accessories, free weights, straps, cones, mouth-guards, whistles, jump ropes, netting, pennies, and clothing specific to certain recreational activities, like swimsuits.
Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to ship your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.
The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into fabrics, metals, fibres, and plastics. Fabrics are reused, upcycled or recycled as appropriate. Metals are smelted so they may be recycled. The fibres (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.
Do not include fish or live bait or large gym machines. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled nappies, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurised canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your local council system.